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Haiti

Haiti Background Stats

Neighboring countries and territories:

Bahamas (M) Colombia (M) Cuba (M) Dominican Republic Jamaica (M) Navassa Island ( United States ) (M) Turks and Caicos Islands ( United Kingdom ) (M)

Definitions

  • Daylight Savings Time end date: Rules that determine the date on which daylight savings time ends. Clocks are moved backwards on this date.
  • Daylight Savings Time start date: Rules that determine the date on which daylight savings time begins. Clocks are moved forward on this date.
  • Full name: Full names (translated to english) of the United Nations member states, as of 2014. For a list of full names in the respective original languages of each country, check this link.
  • Independence day date: Date.
  • Land border length: The length of each country's land border. Islands are listed as having a 0.0 km.
  • National anthems: National anthem.
  • Number of maritime boundary neighbours: Number of states and territories with which each country shares a maritime border. Two countries separated from each other by a body of water have a maritime border with each other.
  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
Daylight Savings Time end date First Sunday November 2013
Daylight Savings Time start date Second Sunday March 2013
Full name Republic of Haiti 2013
Independence day date January 1 1804
Land border length 360 km 2014 144th out of 200
National anthems La Dessalinienne ( Song of Dessalines ) 2011
Number of maritime boundary neighbours 7 2014 8th out of 171
Overview

Haiti became the world's first black-led republic and the first independent Caribbean state when it threw off French colonial control and slavery in the early 19th century.

But chronic instability, dictatorships and natural disasters have left it as the poorest nation in the Americas.

UN peacekeepers were deployed in 2004 to restore order after an uprising, and more than 10,000 uniformed personnel remain on the ground. The mission has drawn controversy, including allegations of excessive force.


Full Article
2013

Citation

"Haiti Background Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Haiti/Background